| Mar 11, 2015
| 12:02 PM
The former chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line is suing British billionaire Richard Branson and his Virgin Group conglomerate, claiming that Virgin essentially stole his ideas and business plans to enter the lucrative luxury cruise industry...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 7:00 AM
You want free checked bags and extra legroom. Priority boarding sounds nice too.
But those perks are reserved for road warriors, the elite fliers among us, right? Not necessarily.
Fliers in the Southland can reach elite status with as few as six...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 8:00 AM
The award for the airline that offers the most Wi-Fi-accessible flights goes to ... Delta Air Lines.
Air travel data cruncher Routehappy reports that Delta came in tops for having the highest number of Wi-Fi flights and flight miles. And Virgin...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Virgin America, which boasts one of the industry’s widest selections of music, movies and television shows in its onboard entertainment system, is adding something for those deep thinkers on the plane.
Starting Feb. 1, the Burlingame-based airline...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 4:34 PM
After last year's fatal crash, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will now test its new SpaceShipTwo rocket without its longtime aerospace partner that designed and built the first plane.
Since 2005, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, a firm famous...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:37 AM
Richard Branson, the British billionaire behind Virgin Group, emerged shoeless from a guest room at Chicago's new Virgin Hotel on Thursday morning, light-heartedly teasing the American public relations staff that surrounded him for their failed attempts...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:56 AM
A Virgin Atlantic jet bound from London to Las Vegas turned back and made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport on Monday after developing a problem with its landing gear.
The airline confirmed the Boeing 747-400, carrying 447 passengers and 15 crew...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 7:44 AM
Do you obediently study your emergency card in the airline seatback pocket when asked? I actually do. But I instantly forgot everything during an emergency safety drill at The Base, Virgin Atlantic's training facility in Crawley, England, south of London....
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says the company’s space travel program will press on following last week’s crash of one of its spaceships, which killed one pilot and injured another.
In his first live interviews since the crash,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces.
The pilots were strapped into their seats as entire pieces were torn from...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Looking for a good way to start the new year with a bang? If you've ever wanted to experience the luxury of first class without paying high prices, winter is a great time to travel in the front of the plane.
We are seeing discounted front-cabin fares...